Date: June 25, 2009
To: Members of the University Community
From: Vivian Fernández, Vice President for Faculty and Staff Resources
Subject: Important Information Regarding New Jersey Family Leave Insurance (FLI)

As you may recall, last December University Human Resources communicated the State of New Jersey’s enactment and funding of a Family Leave Insurance program, which is available beginning July 1, 2009. New Jersey Family Leave Insurance (FLI) is a wage-replacement program similar to the state’s Temporary Disability Insurance program and replaces lost income when an employee is on an unpaid leave of absence for the care of others under certain circumstances. Eligible employees will receive two-thirds of their wages to a maximum of $546 per week for up to six weeks over a 12-month period to: 1) bond with a child during the first 12 months after the child’s birth, or bond with an adopted child within the first 12 months of placement; or 2) care for a family member (defined as a child, spouse, domestic partner, civil union partner, or parent) with a serious health condition.

The state’s Family Leave Insurance claim form is available online and can be accessed through the University Human Resources Get A Form webpage

For more information about the Family Leave Insurance program, contact your HR Consultant and/or visit the Family Leave Insurance FAQ webpage.

c: Bruce Fehn